Google to buy HTC?

The news came out a week or so ago that HTC was looking to sell all or part of their business. Apparently Google is in the running to pick up some (or all) of the assets that HTC has. Now Google has bought Motorola in the past, and Microsoft bought Nokia, so the big software guys buying phone makers isn't really all that uncommon. Slashgear has the story.

A report from China suggests that HTC is in final negotiations to sell at least part of their business to Google. In a way similar to the acquisition of Nokia’s phone hardware business by Microsoft or even Google’s acquisition of Motorola, Google’s reported to be aiming for HTC. The report at hand suggests that this sale would be for the HTC smartphone research and development team only, and wouldn’t include the entire company nor its Virtual Reality arm (with the HTC Vive).